Getting Control of Your Data Is Key to Business Success

Getting Control of Your Data Is Key to Business Success

Posted on March 08, 2016 0 Comments
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Modern businesses are grappling with an ever-increasing amount of data. To thrive, organizations need to embrace this opportunity by utilizing scalable technology that can adapt to their needs.

The quantity of data modern businesses work with continues to grow exponentially—a trend that has been increasing steadily for decades. All organizations today are dealing with this new reality.

From tech start-ups to established enterprises, the companies that thrive will be those that embrace the flood of data as an opportunity. With the rise of connected devices and smarter and smarter software, it’s increasingly possible to use scalable, flexible technology to harness your data and create new efficiencies.

The Value of Using Data Effectively

British Columbia’s Penticon Foundry is an iron castings foundry that is nearly a century old, but they understand the value of using their data effectively. For the last 13 years they have relied on their Odyssey ERP system, which is designed specifically for foundries. With an inventory of over 13,000 products and numerous OEM and custom orders, they have a lot to keep track of.

“We always have to be on the top of our game,” said Ryan Morcombe, Penticton Controller. “Our customers rely on us for our quality products and our ability to accurately do things like job costing and scheduling—areas that depend on good data.”

By taking a pro-active approach and working with B&L Information Systems, the creators of Odyssey, Penticon has been able to do their work more efficiently. For example, even as the volume of orders and transactions has grown, the software has scaled with them, and they have not needed to hire additional administrative support.

Working with a flexible solution designed around their needs has enabled them to improve their workflow in other ways as well. Stronger job quotes based on precise data ensure customer satisfaction, and the ability to enter data into the system directly from the shop floor has increased accuracy and saved time.

The Flexibility and Scalability of OpenEdge

At Progress, we work hard to enable our partners to create modern applications that are adaptable to a wide range of business needs, and that includes B&L Information Systems. They chose Progress OpenEdge to power their Odyssey ERP, recognizing OpenEdge as a truly flexible and scalable platform. ERP systems built on OpenEdge are more cost-effective than competitive solutions for small-to-mid-sized organizations—particularly those serving a niche, highly customized market.

As Matt Gacek, Vice President-Business Development for B&L, put it: “The scope and breadth of the Progress OpenEdge platform means that we have the agility to respond to the needs of the metalcasting industry with every maintenance release and version, keeping Odyssey customers on the cutting-edge of industry ERP.”

We’re proud to support B&L and numerous other partners and customers. To learn more about Penticon’s story, you can read more here. To learn how we can support you too, feel free to contact us.

Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O’Connor is a former senior director of product marketing at Progress.


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